Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fabric Stories

Quilts are dated by all the individual fabrics . Sample books give us information on style, colors and printing information.

STOP the presses!

All that formal language at the start of this post was written just before bed. While it is true and accurate it isn't the story I wanted to tell.

I wanted to share the story of these.  The circles were stitched into pom poms . The pom poms were strung together to make a clown doll with a sock head.  I remember making at least one for a younger brother sometime in the mid 50s.

My mother "bless her cotton socks" had kept the doll for over 50 years (give or take a bit)  said "it's yours take it".

As a rag doll it had seen better days but the pom poms as fabric was interesting so they traveled back to Sydney.

I cut a tumbler from each different pom pom. Still more circles to use in other projects. I don't remember any of the fabrics from sewing projects so they must have even more of a story.

I like that the fabrics in my quilts have stories of their own. Not just a one printers range.

Black and white tumblers are cut from rescued scraps being cut into circles. No not pom poms but to cover milk bottle tops for Christmas tree decorations.

One man's trash.

Mid week here and I'm off to have a hair cut .  Enjoy your day.


1 comment:

Rachaeldaisy said...

I remember those clowns! And I love the story of yours being reincarnated into a tumbler quilt. Stories like this remind me of the recycling origins of patchwork. I'm sure you'll enjoy working your way through all those wonderful fabrics.